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Top 5 Places to Visit in Venice

Learn about the top five places to visit in Venice, Italy and what makes them special in this Howcast travel video.


In many ways Venice is a tourist’s dream city, with attractions seemingly packed into every inch. You might need to narrow down your list of things to see. Be sure to visit the Piazza San Marco, or St Mark’s Square, which is easily one of the most popular locations in the city. This is where you can see the Campanile di San Marco, the tallest bell tower in Venice, which offers a great view of the city. It’s also where you’ll find the Basilica di San Marco, the most famous of Venice’s many churches. Another famous Venetian basilica is the Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Inside are a number of masterpieces by great Venetian painters like Bellini and Vivarini. When you’re ready for something a little more lively, head to Rialto to see the bustling, historic market and the famous Ponte di Rialto bridge. This is the oldest of the bridges spanning the Grand Canal, and it’s one of Venice’s biggest attractions. Finally, what would a trip to Venice be without a gondola ride? For the best experience, have your gondolier take you through the less crowded canals. During the ride, keep an eye out for the Santa Maria della Salute basilica; its dome is one of the most iconic parts of the Venetian skyline. And don’t forget to take in the less famous sights in Venice while you’re at it; there’s something memorable around every corner.

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